Packers, Titans tied 13-13 after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 9, 2014 – 9:17 pm

Packers TE Andrew Quarless

NASHVILLE–The Packers went 79 yards in seven plays on their first possession of the second half, but the Titans followed with a touchdown drive that left the teams tied, 13-13, following three quarters of play at rainy LP Field.

Quarterbacking an offense featuring second- and third-stringers, Scott Tolzien pitched a 17-yard pass to Chris Harper, and rookie running back Rajion Neal followed with a 15-yard run. Two plays later, Tolzien found Harper for 38 yards down the left sideline to the Titans 20-yard line.

On second-and-two, Neal scored on a 12-yard run and the Packers had a 13-6 lead with 7:59 to play in the third quarter. The Packers went for two points and failed when Tolzien’s pass for Harper fell short of its mark.

Tennessee’s biggest play of the second half was a pass interference penalty against Green Bay’s Demetri Goodson that put the Titans at the Packers 43. Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst followed with an 18-yard strike to the Packers 25. On consecutive carries, rookie running back Bishop Sankey moved the ball to the Packers 8-yard line.

On third-and-five from the 5-yard line, Whitehurst pitched to Sankey, who was all alone in the right flat. The Titans’ PAT kick was low and wobbly, but it tied the game at 13-13 with 2:32 to play in the third quarter.

Tolzien roared back with a sharp pass to Alex Gillett that gained 21 yards and then Tolzien converted a third-and-five with a completion to Kevin Dorsey at the Titans 39. Another completion to Dorsey left the Packers at the Titans’ 33 as the quarter came to an end.

 

 

 

 


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